BEd(PhysEd) Upper Class Honours (UB), GradCertEd(TerEd)(UB), PhD (HPE)(RMIT)
Dr Brendon Hyndman is a Course Director and Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University. He has previously worked in the School of Education at both Southern Cross University and Charles Darwin University with roles that have included the Manager of the Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Pre-service), Chair of School Board (Education) and Lecturing roles in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) across several units in primary and secondary school teacher education. Dr Hyndman has widespread experience both advancing (as a researcher) and applying educational knowledge (as a qualified & registered school teacher) across a diverse range of primary, secondary and tertiary settings. He has been involved in teacher education since 2009. Since 2012, he has generated an extensive list of high quality/impact publications. He is the editor and primary author of the book 'Contemporary school playground strategies for healthy students' and his PhD included the internationally recognised Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) school intervention.
Dr Hyndman's teaching areas of expertise include primary and secondary school Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and has experience in supervising HDR students.
Dr Hyndman's research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students' physical activity participation, health and overall wellbeing. As childhood is a time for students to understand the world through a variety of activities and play, his research has been guiding teacher awareness of the range of influences and strategies to develop students' engagement in physical activities via both informal, pedagogical, curricular and technological approaches. The originality, innovation and impact of Dr Brendon Hyndman's research is showcased by the interest and recognition in his studies both nationally and internationally. Check out his simulation pedagogy innovation for online pre-service teachers (http://bit.ly/2eiWeSa) which received national recognition.
Dr Hyndman is currently working on projects related to weather extremes, social media and technology in the area of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE).
Best Presentation (Postgraduate category)
Hyndman, B., Telford, A., & Mooney, A. (2008). A comparison of teaching perspectives between undergraduate & graduate physical educators. Federation University Annual Research Conference 2008, Crossing Boundaries: connectivity, collaboration & confluence. Ballarat, Australia. November 5, 2008.
Best Research Presentation (Academic Poster category)
Hyndman, B. (2017). Creative Possibilities: The Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) intervention. 30th ACHPER International Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia. January 17, 2017.